Quartararo expresses his dissatisfaction with the lack of progress made by Yamaha with the engine for its 2022 motorcycle, and the persistent shortage of top speed.
During a pre-season test, Mandaliki Quartararo said his future after this season remains “open” as his frustration at Yamaha grows.
Yamaha claims that Quartararo is its top priority for 2023, and believes it will be able to continue the partnership, even though competitors are clearly putting deals ahead of the Frenchman.
“For us, Fabio is our first priority,” said Yamaha manager Massimo Meregali. MotoGP.com.
“We are in daily contact with his leadership and we are continuing our program.
“We are trying to find a way to reach an agreement as soon as possible.
“It is normal that he received offers, but we are sure that we will do our best to provide him for the next two or even more years.
“Sure, until he signs, the door is open. He will definitely try to evaluate all the proposals that come, put them on the table, and then choose the best.
“You know what you have, you don’t know what you will have. It’s a great value to me and we always work well with it.”
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Mark Bezzecki, VR46 Team
Meregali says the form Quarterback showed last year gives Yamaha confidence that in 2022 it could have a strong one, stressing that the mind of the reigning champion is not preoccupied with his future.
“I don’t see him thinking about anything else, he’s very focused at the moment, focused as always,” Meregali added. “These days he has done a very hard job.
“Basically, our philosophy now is to maximize our package, and we are confident in that package.
“We will work well, the championship is long, 21 GP, and the consistency he showed last year gives us good confidence.”
Quartararo finished the Mandaliki test second in the overall standings, succeeding in qualifying on Sunday, although he acknowledged that he was “on the verge” of the 2022 M1.
Commenting on Yamaha’s lack of top speed, Quartararo says it is steadily declining by about 10km / h on the fastest, no matter how long the direct track lasts.
“Honestly, it’s disappointing that with so much time to develop the engine, we have nothing,” he said angrily.
“I don’t understand it: on any track on average you are always 10 km / h slower. Whether 100 m or 1 km in a straight line, it’s a minimum of 10 km / h, sometimes more. So I’m not happy They’re very good know even if I repeat often.
“When I go on the track, it means going to war. I hope that if they want to work and find something, it’s the same. I think it’s very important for riders to be really 100%.”